Before becoming an attorney, Matthew D. Todd studied chemical engineering. Today he uses this knowledge in the preparation and prosecution of patents for clients principally in the chemical and mechanical arts. Mr. Todd’s experience includes patent preparation for dental compositions, pharmaceuticals, medical and dental device technologies, polycrystalline diamond products, silicon and other carbide materials, petroleum refining and catalysis, biodegradation systems, air pollution control systems, and sports, fitness, and exercise equipment, to name a few. He also counsels on transactional work, including opinions regarding patentability, infringement, validity, and freedom to operate.
In addition to helping to develop the intellectual property portfolio of large companies, Mr. Todd has particularly appreciated the opportunity to work and counsel with small and medium sized companies to thoughtfully allocate limited resources to protect their competitive advantage through development of an intellectual property portfolio tailored to their needs.